Choosing a Cosplay Wig
Wigs and hair pieces can be used for a natural look or to replace lost or thinning hair, but they can also be used for fun, new looks. Costumes, parties, themes or just nights out on the town can be greatly enhanced with a wig. Graphic novels, comic books, science fiction, fantasy and similar genres are becoming increasing popular in all media outlets, and so are the fans. Cosplay wigs go right along with this upswing in popularity, and Wig Elegance is the best place in Pennsylvania to find cosplay wigs.
Cosplay vs. Costume Wigs
Let’s start with basic definitions. People who like to dress up as their favorite pop culture characters, often attending conventions like Comic-Con or themed parties, are referred to a cosplayers. Thus a cosplay wig is worn by cosplayers portraying a character. Cosplay wigs can come in natural colors, styles and shades, or they can be super bold, bright and fun, much like the cartoon characters they often resemble.
Cosplay wigs differ from Halloween or costume wigs in that those wigs are typically made cheaply and meant for only one wear. The construction and synthetic hair fibers are so low in quality that they can be itchy, and the shape and style does not hold up very well. But they are also pretty low in cost, so for one time wear you really do get what you pay for.
Cosplay in Comparison
Cosplay wigs can also be affordable, more so than traditional or every day wigs, but they are a higher quality than costume wigs. While not meant for daily wear, they can be worn multiple times and still look good. They are made of mostly synthetic hair, though lower quality human hair may also be used in construction. Although they can look realistic, depending on the character you are portraying, they are usually meant to look unrealistic.
Finding the Right Fit
Choosing your cosplay wig really comes down to two factors: who are you dressing up like and how often will you wear the wig. If your favorite character has realistic-looking hair and you plan to rock the look quite often, you may opt for an actual every day wig made from synthetic or even human hair. You’ll get a better value and overall look. However if your character has a wacky color or cut, or maybe even some futuristic hair accessories that are part of the costume, a cosplay wig from a reputable wig boutique like Wig Elegance will be your best bet.
When you come into the boutique, be sure to bring in pictures of your character and the look you are trying to achieve. Also express how often you plan to wear the wig and for how long each time. Our experienced stylists will be able to find you the right cosplay wig and fit, plus offer tips on how to comfortably wear and effectively care for the wig.
Wig Elegance to the Rescue
We work with all sorts of clients, but we really look forward to those who know what they want and how to get the most of playing with their looks.